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Justice Jasper Yates

Justice Jasper Yates

Male 1745 - 1817  (71 years)

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  • Name Jasper Yates 
    Prefix Justice 
    Born 17 Apr 1745  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Mar 1817  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11710  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2015 

    Father John Yates,   b. 1 Mar 1704, Delaware, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1765, Sussex, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Sidbotham,   b. 16 Oct 1704, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1753, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Family ID F4955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Burd,   b. 1 Jan 1749, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1829, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1767  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Yates,   b. 13 Mar 1770,   d. 27 Aug 1836  (Age 66 years)
     2. John Yates,   b. 29 Jun 1772, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1844, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Elizabeth Yates,   b. 4 Apr 1778, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1867, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Jasper Yates,   b. 1774, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1774, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Sarah Yates, #1,   b. 1775, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Margaret Yates,   b. 1780, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Edward Shippen Yates,   b. 1782, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Catherine Yates,   b. 1 Dec 1783, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1866, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. Sarah Yates, #2,   b. 1786, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Edward Yates,   b. 1786, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 17 May 2020 
    Family ID F4954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • YATES, JASPER Ancestor #: A129432 Service: PENNSYLVANIA Rank(s): CAPTAIN, PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: 4-9-1745 PHILDELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA Death: 3-14-1817 LANCASTER PENNSYLVANIA Service Description: 1) COL MATHIAS SLOUGH,ASSOCIATORS, 2) LANCASTER CO, CHAIRMAN OF COMM OF CORRES Residence 1) City: LANCASTER - State: PENNSYLVANIA Spouse: 1)SARAH BURD

      Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Sarah Burd Name: Sarah Burd Spouse: Jasper Yeates Parents: James Burd, Sarah Shippen Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA Birth Date: 1 Jan 1748 Marriage Place: Lancaster, PA Marriage Date: 30 Dec 1767

      New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971 about Judge Jasper Yeates Name: Judge Jasper Yeates Death Date: 1817 Gender: Male FHL Film Number: 542529

      Family Data Collection - Births about Jasper Yeates Name: Jasper Yeates Father: John Yeates Mother: Elizabeth Sidbotham Birth Date: 9 Apr 1745 City: Philadelphia State: PA Country: USA

      1790 United States Federal Census about Jasper Yeates Name: Jasper Yeates Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Lancaster Borough, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 5 Free White Persons - Females: 7 Number of Household Members: 12

      U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830 about Jasper Yeates Name: Jasper Yeates Dates: 1751-1775 Location: Lancaster Pennsylvania Title: Esq. Occupation(s): attorney at law legal professions(a) Gender: Male Address(es): Lancaster, Pennsylvania Source Date: 1772 Source Info: Subscribed to Commentaries on the Laws of England. Book the Fourth. By Sir William Blackstone, Knt. one of His Makesty's Judges of the Court of Common Pleas. Re-printed from the British copy, page for page with the last edition, 1772, BLACKSTONE, William. America, Philadelphia; Subject: law

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Jasper Yeates Name: Jasper Yeates Gender: Male Birth Place: PA Birth Year: 1745 Spouse Name: Sarah Burd Spouse Birth Place: PA Spouse Birth Year: 1748 Marriage Year: 1767 Marriage State: PA Number Pages: 1

      Capt Jasper Yeates Birth: Apr. 17, 1745 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Mar. 14, 1817 Leaman Place Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA Jasper Yeates, s/o John and Elizabeth (Sidbotham) Yeates, was married to Sarah (Burd) Yeates with whom he had 10 children, Mary, John, Jasper, Sarah, Elizabeth, Margaret, Edward, Catherine, Sarah and Edward Yeates. He served as a Captain sometime before 1823. Yeates, Jasper: delegate to the State Convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States; judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Yeates School named for him; warden of St. James'. [The History of St. James' Church, H.M.J. Klein & William F. Diller, 1944 - p. 325] Family links: Spouse: Sarah Burd Yeates (1748 - 1829)* Children: John Yeates (1772 - 1844)* Margaret Yeates (1780 - 1855)* Catherine Yeates (1783 - 1866)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery Lancaster Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: #151 Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: Nancy Gibson Lowe Record added: Apr 18, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 26110561

      Jasper Yeates (From the "Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography," by Gregory B. Keen.) son of John and Elizabeth (Sidbotham) Yeates, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 7, 1745. He studied at the College of Philadelphia, and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1761, and afterwards that of Master of Arts. He was admitted to the bar in 1765, and became one of the most distinguished lawyers of that period, with a larger practice than any other in the interior of Pennsylvania. He took up his residence in Lancaster, where he married, Dec. 30, 1767, Sarah, eldest daughter of James Burd, by his wife Sarah, daughter of Edward and Sarah (Plumley) Shippen, of Lancaster. Col. James Burd was the son of Edward Burd, of Ormistown, near Edinburgh, Scotland, and his wife, Jane Hallebuston, was daughter of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Mrs. Yeates was born In Philadelphia, Jan. 1, 1748-49. Mr. Yeates sided with the American colonies in the war with Great Britain, and was chairman of the Committee of Correspondence of Lancaster County in 1776. During the summer of that year he made a journey to Western Pennsylvania, and paid a visit to the scene of Braddock's defeat, of which he wrote an interesting account in a letter afterwards printed.

      He was one of the delegates for Lancaster County to the Convention of Pennsylvania which ratified the Constitution of the United States in 1787, being one of the Committee of three persons (the others being Thomas McKean and James Wilson) who reported the form of the ratification adopted by the convention. March 21, 1791, he was commissioned a justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, a position which he occupied with honor for the remainder of his life. Aug. 8, 1794, In company with James Ross and William Bradford, he was appointed a commissioner by President Washington to confer with the inhabitants of the western counties of Pennsylvania, "in order to quiet and extinguish* the Whiskey Insurrection, a duty which was discharged by them in a most satisfactory manner. In 1805 with his wife's uncle, Chief Justice Edward Shippen, and Judge Thomas Smith, he was tried and acquitted on an impeachment before the Senate of the commonwealth, made in consequence of their imposition of a fine and imprisonment on a certain citizen for contempt of court.

      Judge Yeates preserved notes of judicial proceedings in which he took part, and prepared them for press before his death. They were printed immediately after his decease, and in the advertisement of this publication by Judge Yeates' son-in-law, Charles Smith, mention is made of "the industry and abilities, as well as the accuracy and fidelity of the author," as "well known to the gentlemen of the bar, by whom he had the happiness to be highly esteemed." Judge Yeates died at Lancaster, March 14, 1817. He is buried in St James* (Protestant Episcopal) churchyard, of that place, under a pyramidal tombstone, with this epitaph: "He fulfilled the duties of life with fidelity. His integrity was inflexible. As a judge he was most learned and eminent, and in the exercise of his public functions he deservedly obtained the confidence of his fellow citizens, and he left behind him a name which will only perish with the judicial records of his country."

      Mrs. Yeates survived her husband, dying at Lancaster, Oct. 25, 1829. She is buried in St. James' churchyard, under a pyramidal monument, with the inscription: "Adorned with all the charities of life, in manners mild, benevolent, and polished, she was beloved by all who knew her. Pious and sincere in her religious duties, and confiding in her Redeemer's love, she departed full of years and honor. Her remaining children have erected this testimonial of their reverence and gratitude."

      Mr. and Mrs. Yeates had ten children, all born in Lancaster, Pa.; Mary was born March 13, 1770, and was married in Lancaster, March 3, 1791, to Charles Smith, son of Rev. William Smith, D.D., provost of the College of Philadelphia. Mr. Smith read law, was admitted to practice, and on March 27, 1819, he was appointed president judge for the Ninth Judicial District of Pennsylvania, composed of the counties of Cumberland, Franklin, and Adams, and In 1820 he was commissioned president judge of the District Court of the city and county of Lancaster, holding the office for several years, and living at his country-seat called "Hardwick," which he built, and which was recently destroyed to make way for the new Pennsylvania Railroad line around Lancaster. He died in Philadelphia in March, 1836, and his wife died at Belmont in August of the same year.

      John Yeates was born in June, 1772, and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from the College of Philadelphia in 1792. He married Eliza, daughter of Daniel Buckley, a prominent ironmaster of Lancaster County. Mr. Yeates died in Lancaster in January, 1844, and is buried in St. James' churchyard. Mrs. Yeates died in Philadelphia County in December, 1849.

      Jasper Yeates was born Aug. 30, 1774, and died at Lancaster, Dec. 24, 1774. Sarah was born Dec. 4, 1775, and died at Lancaster, Nov. 12, 1776.

      Elizabeth was born April 4, 1778, and was married at Lancaster, May 2, 1808, to Redmond Conyngham, son of David Hayfield Conyngham, and grandson of Redmond Conyngham, Esq., of Letterkenny, Ireland. Mr. Conyngham was a literary gentleman, contributing some valuable papers on literary subjects. He died at Paradise, June 16, 1846, and Mrs. Conyngham died at Lancaster, Aug. 3, 1867. Both were buried in All-Saints' (Protestant Episcopal) churchyard, at Paradise, Lancaster Co. Among those who sprang from this union were the late Jasper Yeates Conyngham, and his brother, David Conyngham, still living In Paradise Township.

      Margaret Yeates was born April 24, 1780, and died, unmarried, at Lancaster, Feb. 1, 1853. She is buried in St. James' churchyard.

      Edward Shippen Yeates was born May 17, 1782, and died at Lancaster, Dec. 12, 1782.

      Catharine Yeates was born Dec. 1, 1783, and died, unmarried, at Lancaster, June 7, 1866, and is buried in St. James' churchyard. She was familiarly known in Lancaster as Miss Kitty Yeates, and among her beneficent acts may be mentioned the founding of the Yeates Institute, the original purpose of the institution having been to educate poor young men for the ministry.

      Sarah Yeates was born Dec. 6, 1786, and died Dec. 7, 1786.

      (transcribed from articles posted on ancestry.com by Ron Yates 2/22/2010)